19th March - Law News

3005th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  Qantas and Jetstar have announced that two-thirds of their 30,000 employees will be temporarily stood down from late March until at least the end of May. The Reserve Bank is tipped to make an emergency interest rate cut to a new low of 0.25 per cent today as it unleashes a quantitative easing program to cushion the economy from the coronavirus crisis.

Focus of the Day Article: A family judge has imposed emergency measures in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, ordering lawyers to stay at home if possible – despite the government claiming courts will continue to ‘operate normally’. In an email seen by the Gazette, the designated family judge for Berkshire said all suitable hearings should be conducted via video link, Skype or telephone. Physical presence in court buildings ‘should be kept to a minimum’; witnesses should give evidence remotely where possible; and, if coming to court is unavoidable, attendance should be limited to advocates if they can readily contact their clients. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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